Ameobi joins Crystal Palace

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Nigeria striker, Shola Ameobi has reunited with his former boss at Newcastle United Alan Pardew after he completed a move to Crystal Palace.
The ex-Newcastle United ace sealed a deal to play for Crystal palace till the end of the season as a free agent.
“I am very excited to be here, I wanted to get back in the Premier League and having worked with the manager before it’s been great to come back and hopefully help us avoid the relegation battle,” he said.
“I had a couple of other clubs interested but I think my relationship with Alan [Pardew] and how much I enjoyed working with him was one of the big factor in my decision.
“He instills confidence in players and he always seems to get the best out of them, certainly he did that at Newcastle and hopefully he can do that for me and the rest of the lads here.”
Ameobi’s last club was Turkish second division side, Gaziantep BB and he won 10 caps for Nigeria.
He has been assigned jersey number 23.

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